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Trump's judicial record, Franken's replacement, record revenue and still debt, and more.

Political Editors · Dec. 14, 2017
  • Trump poised to set record for appeals court judges (Roll Call)

  • Trump pulls two judicial picks after Grassley warns they would have been defeated (The Washington Times)

  • Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will appoint current Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith to fill Senator Al Franken’s seat (National Review)

  • So maybe spending is the problem… Feds collect record taxes through November; still run $201.8B deficit (CNS News)

  • Federal Reserve hikes interest rates, easing off stimulus efforts amid improving economy (The Washington Post)

  • Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in a deal worth more than $52 billion (CNBC)

  • Tavis Smiley’s show suspended by PBS after sexual misconduct accusations involving staffers emerge (Fox News)

  • Second woman accuses Rep. Kihuen of sexual misconduct (The Hill)

  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson dies of “probable suicide” after sexual molestation accusation (WDRB)

  • Unfunded liabilities of state public pensions top $6 trillion in 2017 (The Washington Free Beacon)

  • Belly laugh of the week: Vladimir Putin will run as an independent for fourth term as Russia’s president (Washington Examiner)

  • Policy: GOP tax bills aim to derail the green-power gravy train (Manhattan Institute)

  • Policy: Occupational licensing reduces interstate mobility (E21)

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